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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 03:43 AM
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Legit talent agency

http://www.2014auditions.com/neckpee...ngs/#more-4782

So on a whim I took a pic of my 10 yr old on the ipad and sent it in to the address above. A casting call of a t.v. Show.

The next day I get a call from ONE SOURCE Talent in Dallas asking if I was the parent of----- and they would like to meet her. Gave me the address and invitation number to a place in Irving. They set an appointment for us this Monday at 7pm. I asked what do we need to bring?
They said nothing we would like to meet with her.

So I looked this place up
https://www.onesourcetalent.com

Every single google review is negative!!!!
Husband says, " it's a trick to get you in, then get you to fork over$$$$ for representation, not a real audition."
I say, "what the heck, why can't we go and listen to their spiel just to see"
he says, " why put her through this, it's just a scam, I don't want her feelings hurt, call and cancel."

This is the first time I have done this. Didn't really expect a phone call the NEXT DAY!!!

Opinions??????
What would you do.
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 08:29 AM
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Okay, guess no one has had this experience before.
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 08:49 AM
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Haven't had any experiences with talent agencies, but usually if you get a call the very next day for something as major as that and if there are so many negative reviews, my gut would lean towards it being a scam. There are a lot of criminals out there disguised as legit companies, unfortunately
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 08:55 AM
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Anthony Toma is the owner of the domain and there are some pretty bad reviews surrounding his name out there as well. I would be careful.
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 09:29 AM
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Not quite the same, but when I was a kid I was flattered to be "approached" by talent agencies. It was always a scam - they wanted my money, saying I needed to take their classes, have them put together my portfolio, etc. I'd do as much research as I could before getting my kid involved.
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 10:16 AM
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Oh yes, I've heard of them - scam scam scam.
Especially if they are so quick to call.

If you are looking for something real.. I'd talk with Kim Dawson or The Campbell Agency.

If it seems "too good to be true" - it probably is
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 11:47 AM
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its a "you pay for everything" sort of deal....eventually, your kid may make it to something....but you will have to fork out lots of money upfront in order for the kid to do that.

There were "auditions" one weekend in Alabama...they would look at your kids photo and look at your kid & than give out callbacks. My daughter got a callback but the callback was an informative parent meeting to tell us about how great an opportunity my kid could have if I paid up front to travel to yet another "audition" that would than give me another audition and so on and so forth....maybe eventually, it'll pay off...but not right away.

The thing with most modeling & acting agencies...you have to have a lot of money to spend on getting your child "there"....
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 12:19 PM
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Scam. Total scam. I used to work in film/video/advertising as well as in casting. Legit DFW agencies you can trust: Kim Dawson, Campbell, and Clutts (there are a few others, but I can't list them off the top of my head since I've been away from that line of work for a while).
99% of the other listings or ads or calls for talent that you see like that are scams.

If you're really interested, I can probably get you a comprehensive list of reputable agencies.
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 08:20 PM
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not to hijack but anyone have any experience with "models actors and talent for Christ". i've wondered about them
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Old 01-05-2014 Sunday, 08:37 PM
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not to hijack but anyone have any experience with "models actors and talent for Christ". i've wondered about them
I have a friend whose sons work for them and they are very happy!
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Old 01-06-2014 Monday, 08:30 AM
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My brother was a Kim Dawson model in Dallas for years as a child. You do NOT pay money to be a model. DO NOT give money to anyone. Even the time sounds fishy. They always worked normal working hours during the day. THEY send YOU money, when you start booking jobs. Not the other way around.
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Old 01-06-2014 Monday, 09:35 AM
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There are a handful of reputable agencies that ad agencies use for print / broadcasting / speaking parts.

https://www.facebook.com/TheCampbellAgency

http://thecluttsagency.com/

http://www.kimdawsonagency.com/

I cannot think of the others either. In advertising, those are the three we called on to send over head shots. Dallas is a big city, small pond.
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Old 01-06-2014 Monday, 09:40 AM
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Thought of another
https://www.facebook.com/MaryCollinsAgency
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Old 01-06-2014 Monday, 04:17 PM
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You've been given good advice from others, but I'll add one more thing for your consideration. I modeled professionally for 11 years, and in all that time, I gained some experience working with children and other adult models. The culmination of all that experience led me to the decision that I would never pursue a career in modeling for my own children, both because of how I saw children treated and because of the overall impact of having a child's physical image be so important during their formative years.

Acting is another story, of which I don't have personal experience. If I had a child with a real passion for acting I don't know if I would make them wait until they were adult to pursue it. However, I do think it still can be a very tough life for them in terms of image, competition, disappointments, etc.
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Old 01-10-2014 Friday, 11:59 PM
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Thank you ladies for all your input.
I called and cancelled our appt for that Monday night.
Just couldn't ignore all those negative reviews.
Yes, my daughter has a friend who is a Kim Dawson kid.
She has a legit career in commercials and print.
She also has a very nice amount if cash saved up for college because of this.

it just tickled my daughter when she had a fleeting vision of being the next
Nickolodian kid!

When they called to confirm our appt. they said make sure you come early for some head shots, and you can bring some of her friends too.

????? What?????
I cancelled later on that day.
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